Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We ask you to support our continued momentum toward an even stronger future. Your gift supports up-to-code facilities, better staff wages, the launch of the Earthdance Institute, local & regional creative partnerships, and strong community connections. Help us raise $62,000 by December 31st! Donate Today >>

Deadline extended...

The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long creative residency at Earthdance where performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, scientists, and more come together to explore methods of creation and collaborative decision-making. Apply Here >>

Connect, create, collaborate...

Enjoy an enriching experience in Earthdance's community living and collaborative research into improvisation, somatic & interdisciplinary arts. Earthdance is currently accepting volunteer applications for Winter 2019–20! Learn More & Apply >>

Experience Earthdance through a labor of love...

Help give Earthdance some extra love as we prepare the buildings & grounds for Winter. Chopping wood, putting the garden to bed, supporting renovations work...and of course, dancing and playing! Learn More & RSVP >>

Registration is open!

An open and fluid jam for people coming from all movement levels and backgrounds. Come enjoy Evening Jamming open to the community starting at 8pm a community potluck Thanksgiving Day! Learn More & Register >>

Registration is open for Winter 2019–20!

Performances by Creators-in-Residence, Gratitude & Winter Jams, Authentic Movement & Action Theater, Freeing the Resonant Voice, E|MERGE... This Winter, deepen into new layers of creative practice and embodied ways of being. See our Winter 2019–20 Programs >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

November 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is an annual weekend gathering at Earthdance for sharing CI dances, harvest food, and the Earthdance land. We gather in the spirit of generosity and thanks to remember all who came before us and all who may come after. 
January 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to January 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
Authentic Movement and Action Theater invite movement as sensate experience. The body creates a doorway to feeling, expanded perception, play, and awareness. We witness/express the phenomenon of mercurial energetic currents from an embodied humanity, getting closer to wonder, compassion, and...
February 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to February 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
The voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath and touch. Harnessing the energy of the voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

November 10, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15–$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Read Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion....
December 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15–$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Read: Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion...
December 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light. One of Earthdance's biggest events of the year, the Winter Jam averages 180–200 people and fills every nook and cranny of Earthdance’s rooms and studios, bringing an intimacy and warmth to the sharing of Contact...